The need for mold removal services at your property can be a serious issue. The presence of mold often raises several concerns. Mold is often the result of unwanted water infiltration or excessive humidity. The source of moisture must always be addressed on every mold removal project. The next step is to remediate the mold itself. Soil-Away is certified and specializes in mold remediation services for south/central New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. Below is a brief summary of a mold removal project we recently completed in Salem, NH.
A Salem homeowner recently discovered mold in his attic. It was very concerning. He was preparing the property for sale and needed to eliminate this issue. Listing the home for sale with an existing mold issue was not an option. He did an online search for “mold removal – Salem, NH” and found Soil-Away. He scheduled a site inspection with both the mold remediation experts at Soil-Away and with his general contractor friend.
Whenever a client has the need for mold removal services, one of the first issues that should be addressed is the source of the problem. Typically with mold damage a water or moisture source must be identified then addressed. During the site inspection both the general contractor and Soil-Away estimator concluded that the attic mold was likely caused by a ventilation issue. A new roof had been installed three years ago. No ridge vent was cut in. A ridge vent allows air to flow from the soffit vents along the lower edge of the roof up through the peak of the roof. Without this ventilation system fully functional, the attic has a high probability of escalated humidity. Condensation will often form on the wood sheathing. This can lead to mold growth.
A clear scope of service was developed to solve the mold problem. The general contractor would install a ridge vent. The team from Soil-Away would perform the mold removal services. The homeowner accepted the bids. The work was scheduled for the following week.
Soil-Away’s certified mold remediation team would spend three days completing the mold removal project. Day one consisted of setting up the job. They setup containment barriers to isolate the area being work on. The team also disposed of the insulation from the attic which was also affected. On the second day, Soil-Away utilized dry-ice blasting to remove the mold from the attic sheathing. This process is similar to sand blasting, but is much cleaner. Next the entire attic space was HEPA vacuumed then treated with an antimicrobial. On the final day of the mold removal project, the team from Soil-Away encapsulated the attic with an antimicrobial sealer. They finished the project by reinsulating the space.
Everything pertaining to the mold removal process was completed according to the IICRC S-520 standard of care. This guide sets the protocols for how proper mold remediation should be performed. This was another successful mold removal job for three reasons. First, the source of the mold (ventilation) was fixed. Second, the mold was thoroughly remediated. Third, the homeowner was thrilled with the services and could now list his Salem house for sale.
Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration is an IICRC certified firm for mold removal and remediation services. The company is currently celebrating 25 years in business. They service the greater Salem, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and Laconia areas. This brief summary of a mold removal project in Salem is one example of how Soil-Away helps families and businesses recover from property damage. Contact Soil-Away today to coordinate any water, fire or mold damage cleanup needs you may have.